WHO WE ARE
Over the years many stories have been appearing in the media of former Indian International Sportspersons facing tough times to make ends meet. Medallists who had once done India proud were struggling in their post-retirement age with no help & recognition coming. Many foundations & trust exist that empower education, health, the challenged and less-abled, child care and old age etc. but none when it comes to looking after Indian International Sportspersons.
Sunil Gavaskar, former Indian cricketer decided to do something about this and having discussed with some like-minded sports lovers he formed The CHAMPS Foundation in January 1999 with former Sherriff and philanthropist Late Nana Chudasama and another avid sports lover and founder of Sportsweek magazine, Khalid Ansari along with Mrs. Marshniel Gavaskar and Gundappa Viswanath as fellow trustees. CHAMPS is the acronym for Caring Helping Assisting Motivating and Promoting Sportspersons.